Reagan White House staffer Paul Skousen endorses Mike Lee

March 25, 2010

Son of "The 5,000 Year Leap" author cites Lee's practical, proven Constitutional experience as reason candidate is right for the US Senate

Salt Lake City, UT, March 25, 2010 — “They’ll chew you up in Washington; it’s no longer a place for people without real experience defending the Constitution,” said Paul Skousen at Tuesday’s Republican caucus meeting in Alpine, Utah. “I’ve seen it in operation—passion for the country just isn’t enough anymore.”

Paul B. Skousen is a former White House intelligence officer, and intern for Senator Orrin Hatch. “To make a difference in today’s hostile Washington environment you’ve got to have in-your-face experience, in-depth knowledge and understanding, and a firm grip on the principles of freedom locked into our Constitution,” he said. “Mike Lee has demonstrated all of that—experience, understanding and application. That’s why I’m endorsing Mike Lee.”

Skousen said Mike’s background at the Supreme Court and in private practice was ideal preparation. “While we need significant leadership change in Washington now, our new Senator must be ready to hit the ground running.”

Skousen added that Mike’s clerkship with Justice Alito and in-depth exposure to the “complexities and machinations of political opportunists attacking our freedoms” qualifies him as the most capable candidate. “His record is impressive—it’s real, it’s proven, it can be traced, challenged, and admired. Mike answers all my questions.”

Skousen said Mike Lee got an “A+” on the “101 Questions for Constitutional Candidates” that are reproduced in the back of the new edition of The 5,000 Year Leap. “Those are tough questions,” Skousen said, “and Dad wrote them 30 years ago to help people trying to make good decisions about candidates. Mike correctly answered them all. That shows a depth of understanding most of our candidates and incumbents don’t have. We need Mike Lee in Washington right now.”

About Mike Lee: An attorney from Alpine, Utah, Mike has spent his career helping individuals and organizations get overreaching government regulations and control out of their lives and businesses. A lifetime student of the Constitution, he graduated from the Brigham Young University Law School. Mike served as a law clerk to Judge Dee Benson of the U.S. District Court for the District of Utah and later spent time as General Counsel to Governor Jon Huntsman. Mike has twice served as a law clerk to current Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito. He first clerked for the solidly conservative jurist at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, then was asked to return as a clerk during Justice Alito’s important first year on the bench of the U.S. Supreme Court. Mike has also held positions in private practice, and is currently a partner with the Washington, D.C.-based law firm of Howrey LLP. His understanding of the Constitution and law have made him a valuable resource for individuals and organizations throughout the country.

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